A discussion will be taken on the issue of maritime security at UNSC.
India is continuing position of presidency in UNSC for August and Narendra Modi has become the first Indian Prime Minister to chair an open discussion at UNSC.
After becoming elected to UNSC, India highlighted its aim of developing effective and comprehensive solutions to international peace and security. India would also pitch for a renewed multilateral system.
India at UNSC
India began its two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the UNSC on January 1, 2021. It is India’s seventh season on UNSC as a non-permanent member. First, India has been a part of UNSC in 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85, and 1991-92.
United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
UNSC is one of six principal organs of the United Nations (UN). It has been tasked with securing international peace and security. It also supports the acceptance of new members at UNSC and approves any changes to UN Charter. Some of its purposes and capabilities include- establishment of peacekeeping operations, enactment of international sanctions and authorization of military action. It is the solely UN body becoming the authority to issue necessary decisions on member states.
UNSC was formed after World War II when the League of Nations neglected to support world peace. The first session of the UNSC was taken on January 17, 1946.